There was much joy as students across CISC schools received their A level results. Below are some of the early returns.
Were he still with us, David Neville, who died in post last term, would have been warmly congratulating his students at St John’s College, Cardiff, after another year of superb A-level results – over 80% of the entries were A*/A and 97% A* – B grades. Most of the students, including a significant number with 4 A*/A grades, are proceeding to Oxbridge and top Russell Group Universities, including medical and dental schools.
Members of the St Mary’s School, Cambridge community have collectively spent the 2015/2016 academic year focusing on the importance of ’Embracing diversity’ – one of the 12 Characteristics of a Mary Ward School – on A Level results day 2016, the school is delighted to celebrate its academic diversity as Sixth Form students at the school received excellent results across a remarkably broad range of subjects: 50% of students’ results were awarded at A* – A grade and 75% at A* – B grade – across 25 subjects.
There was a surge in top grades at St George’s College, Weybridge with A* – A grades increasing by 3% to 49% and A* – B grades by 7% to 81% with the majority of students moving on to top universities including Oxford and Cambridge.
This is another very successful year for Farnborough Hill with A*/A percentages up again from last year to 48% with a fantastic 95% at A* – C. Leading the way were their Oxbridge candidates who all secured their places in Natural Sciences and History at Cambridge and Experimental Psychology at Oxford. Others with strings of A*/a grades are off to other top universities.
New Hall U6 achieved a record 81% of grades at A*-B. maintaining 47% of grades at A*-A. bucking the national downward trend. The majority have gained a place to study at their first choice university, including Oxbridge successes in highly competitive courses.
They have one of the largest school cohorts nationally to be taking the LAMDA public speaking qualification and achieved stunning results. Head Girl, Alice Talbut, achieved Distinction in Grade 8 Gold Medal Public Speaking, with a perfect 100% score.
Well done to St Edmund’s College for achieving its best ever A Level results with 75% achieving A*-B grades with 46% of all grades awarded at A*/A. English results were particularly strong with77% of grades were A*/A and all grades at A*-B.
Leweston School, Sherborne, is celebrating another year of superb A Level results. Over half of all exams taken were passed at A*, A or D3(in Pre U) grades, with 76% passed at A*-B or Pre-U equivalent. Topping this list is the School’s English department; in this subject an outstanding 80% received distinctions. This follows on from Leweston’s recent Good Schools Guide award for excellence in English Literature at Cambridge Pre-U. This year’s outstanding achiever was Katarzyna with 5 A* grades, who will now go on to read Natural Science at Cambridge. In addition to her exceptional results, Katarzyna has also recently returned from competing in the illustrious International Chemistry Olympiad in Georgia, where she was awarded a Bronze medal.
Another year, another impressive set of A Level results for girls at Mayfield School with Science and Creative Arts outstanding.: 100% pass rate and an A* to B pass rate of over 75%. Over a quarter of all girls achieved 3 or more A*/A grades, two thirds of the cohort achieved at least one A*/A gradein challenging academic subjects. This is particularly impressive given that the school’s intake is not highly selective. Impressive results across the board saw eleven subjects achieved 100% A*/B.
Prior Park College is thrilled to be celebrating another outstanding performance from A Level students. With over 90% of all grades awarded at A* – C grade including 42% of grades awarded at A*/A, it is no surprise that the vast majority of our leavers have gained entry to top universities.
Ratcliffe College is delighted with its outstanding ‘A’ Level results. An impressive 5% of Year 13 students gained entry into Oxbridge or Ivy League Universities and 13% scored A*A*A or better. The College provides for a wide range of abilities and yet there was a 100% pass rate at ‘A’ Level with 71% of all grades being A*-B, and 41% of all grades being A or A*. The majority of students have secured their first choice university.
The Marist School students celebrate some outstanding A Level results with top performers going on to study medicine at prestigious universities. Academic success was not confined to the sciences. From our top 10 students 3 advance to study Medicine with others progressing in subjects such as Maths, Physiotherapy, Languages, Drama, Ancient History, PE Teaching and Liberal Arts. Over a third of our A Level grades were A* or A, and two thirds were A* to B.
There were tears of joy as Notre Dame Cobham girls celebrated their A level success. One in seven girls achieved an outstanding A* or A in their chosen subjects and 68% gained A*-B with the majority of girls accepting their first choice University. The school is delighted that their students have accepted places at a range of Universities from Oxford and Russell Group Universities to Canterbury Christchurch and Liverpool.
Out of a cohort of 80 Upper Sixth Formers at Princethorpe College, the overwhelming majority have gained entry into the universities of their choice with over a quarter of all grades at A* or A, and over 80% of all grades at C or better. In addition, over 70% of the students were awarded the unique Princethorpe Diploma, encompassing academic success, work experience, extra-curricular achievement and service to others in the community.
The Oratory School celebrated another strong set of A Level results with 37% achieving A*/A and 78% A* – C enabling the vast majority of pupils to obtain their places at their first choice university. Particularly outstanding were the results for Pre-U Art & Design and for A-level Art. Five grades at D1 which is beyond A* at A Level and seventeen in total were achieved all at Distinction, D3 or above. At A-level we achieved a complete set of fifteen grades at A* re-enforcing The Oratory School’s award winning Art Department as being one of the best in the UK for A Level.